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Old 02-19-2010, 12:03 AM   #861
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this will be my walk around lens so it will be on the camera most of the time.

cant justify the 1.2k for the canon version. Ill be splurging on the 70-200
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:45 AM   #862
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this will be my walk around lens so it will be on the camera most of the time.

cant justify the 1.2k for the canon version. Ill be splurging on the 70-200
what kind of things are you going to be shooting?

70-200 F4 is an awesome lens.

nifty 50mm is always a great choice for an inexpensive low light and portrait option.

IMO, 28mm is probably not going to be wide enough for a walk around. my would be to look at the 17-40 or something in that range. may be a couple hundred more, but you're going to wither and die if 28x1.6 = 45mm is your widest lens....
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:16 AM   #863
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this will be my walk around lens so it will be on the camera most of the time.

cant justify the 1.2k for the canon version. Ill be splurging on the 70-200
I did alot of research on that lens, Tamron or Sigma, and the Tamron is a sharper lens. You can read all the reviews and see the graphs and all that technical jazz here

http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/index.php

I bought the Tamron... LOVE IT!
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:35 AM   #864
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I find myself shooting mostly trees. They're kinda my thing. I know everyone does it but its where I'm at now.

I can live with the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L instead of the tamron and to be honest ill feel better about it too.

If Im doing this I might as well get the 70-200 2.8L it will just take a little longer to save.

I doubt Ill need any other lenses after those. lol The TS-24 is fun to play with though.....

is there a camera slope too?
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:42 AM   #865
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I find myself shooting mostly trees. They're kinda my thing. I know everyone does it but its where I'm at now.

I can live with the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L instead of the tamron and to be honest ill feel better about it too.

If Im doing this I might as well get the 70-200 2.8L it will just take a little longer to save.

I doubt Ill need any other lenses after those. lol The TS-24 is fun to play with though.....

is there a camera slope too?
I have the 17-40 f4 and it's a great lens. I would prefer the 16-35 f2.8 L, but it's $1K or more. The f4 should be okay for shooting trees, since they don't move around much...

Taken with the Mark II and the 17-40 f4 L






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Old 02-19-2010, 11:00 AM   #866
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And yes, the camera slope is very, very steep.

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Just like the gun slope
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:06 AM   #867
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I find myself shooting mostly trees. They're kinda my thing. I know everyone does it but its where I'm at now.

I can live with the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L instead of the tamron and to be honest ill feel better about it too.

If Im doing this I might as well get the 70-200 2.8L it will just take a little longer to save.

I doubt Ill need any other lenses after those. lol The TS-24 is fun to play with though.....

is there a camera slope too?
My first (and only) two lenses for a few years were the 17-40 F4 and the 70-200 F4. Solid workhorses that will consistently and reliably get any job done you throw at em. I still have that 70-200.

I have since replaced the 17-40 F4 with an older model 17-35 F2.8. Its not as sharp at 2.8, but does give me the 2.8 that I needed, and its ebay rate is barely more than a new 17-40.

You may or may not need the 70-200 2.8. Its an AWESOME lens, which I have the pleasure of owning at the moment, but its overkill for some things, and heavy lens for walkaround. If you just want to go for a stroll with your camera, the size and weight of the F4 will make you much happier IMO
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:13 AM   #868
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i already have a safe full of guns so i can begin to see the big picture.

Im not too worried about the F4 I rarely shoot sports or fast action. Most of my work involves a tripod.

The way I look at it with he three lenses ive chosen so far I wont really need any others.


Edit: Looks like we're on the same page Francis. The way I roll is like a tank. I carry everything myself. I usually backpack everyhting untill I get to the place I want then set up. I have a Canon G10 that takes good spontaneous pictures.

The G10 was the first camera that made me open up the doors in my mind to canon.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:17 AM   #869
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My first (and only) two lenses for a few years were the 17-40 F4 and the 70-200 F4. Solid workhorses that will consistently and reliably get any job done you throw at em. I still have that 70-200.

I have since replaced the 17-40 F4 with an older model 17-35 F2.8. Its not as sharp at 2.8, but does give me the 2.8 that I needed, and its ebay rate is barely more than a new 17-40.

You may or may not need the 70-200 2.8. Its an AWESOME lens, which I have the pleasure of owning at the moment, but its overkill for some things, and heavy lens for walkaround. If you just want to go for a stroll with your camera, the size and weight of the F4 will make you much happier IMO
When I take the 70-200 f2.8 to someplace where I'm going to shoot all day, I really don't notice the weight to much, but when I'm just carrying it around, like when I walk my dag, it can get pretty freakin' heavy after 3 or 4 miles.

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Old 02-19-2010, 11:22 AM   #870
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When I take the 70-200 f2.8 to someplace where I'm going to shoot all day, I really don't notice the weight to much, but when I'm just carrying it around, like when I walk my dag, it can get pretty freakin' heavy after 3 or 4 miles.

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Funny how it works out that way isnt it?

When I was doing weddings, I'd never notice it.... now that my time for shooting has faded to the dog-walking category, I'm thinking seriously of selling it and just keeping the F4
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What a beautiful puppy!
Thanks! I'll tell him you said so.

Here's a better pic.


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Old 02-19-2010, 12:44 PM   #873
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Nice pup! I'd love me a 17-55 f/2.8 for crop.
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El cheapo camera but I got nostalgic for Alaska and found these pics to print and frame for the house.


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Agreed! But does the leash have to be so big?
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Agreed! But does the leash have to be so big?
You can never be to careful. He is a Pitbull after all. lol!

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Well I have been using my nifty 50mm and my camera is like a new camera, the color is/seems better and it's much sharper. Here's one of my recent pix and I am darn pleased too. Hand held, no IS and it was 1/10 sec (if memory serves)


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